Digital Health Week — Nov. 13-19, 2023
Want to join the celebration?
Each week, nine out of 10 doctors give this helpful advice: “You’re on mute.”
And that’s reason to celebrate. Although in-person visits will always remain a cornerstone of care, there are many reasons patients might opt for a virtual visit:
- Safe access to care during a public health emergency
- Challenges arranging daycare or time off work
- Mobility issues
- Prescription renewal
- Need to ask their health care provider a question
- Support managing an ongoing health issue
- Live in a remote region
What does access to digital health mean for Canadians each week? We broke down the numbers.
Each week, 350,000 people go to their health provider without leaving their house.
Each week, 250,000 people get a prescription without getting a piece a paper.
Each week, 450,000 Canadians take a step forward without taking any steps at all.
“It’s incredible how much time the secure communication tool saves by enabling us to communicate directly with the prescribing physician.”
— Tarek Hussein, Pharmacist, on e-Prescribing with PrescribeIT
Canadian Digital Health Survey
Every year, Infoway conducts a national survey to explore Canadians’ attitudes about and adoption of digital health.
Which digital health technologies are Canadians using and how do they feel about them? How have the tools increased access to care and improved Canadians’ ability to manage their health? Explore the results of our survey.